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English noun: trunk

1. trunk (plant) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber


Synonymsbole, tree trunk


Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem


Part holonymbark


Part meronymtree

2. trunk (artifact) luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage


Broader (hypernym)baggage, luggage


Narrower (hyponym)footlocker, locker


Part holonymtrunk lid

3. trunk (body) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs


SamplesThey moved their arms and legs and bodies.


Synonymsbody, torso


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part holonymabdomen, arse, articulatio humeri, ass, back, backside, behind, belly, belly, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttock, buttocks, can, cheek, chest, derriere, diaphragm, dorsum, fanny, fundament, haunch, hind end, hindquarters, hip, keister, loins, love handle, middle, midriff, midriff, midsection, nates, paunch, pectus, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, serratus, serratus muscles, shoulder, shoulder, shoulder joint, side, spare tire, stern, stomach, tail, tail end, thorax, tooshie, tush, venter, waist, waistline


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

4. trunk (artifact) compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools


SamplesHe put his golf bag in the trunk.


Synonymsautomobile trunk, luggage compartment


Broader (hypernym)compartment


Narrower (hyponym)boot


Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

5. trunk (animal) a long flexible snout as of an elephant


Synonymsproboscis


Broader (hypernym)neb, snout


Part meronymelephant, mammoth









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